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Here is the second part of our interview with Merril Cousin, Executive Director of King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. What are the current pressing issues? I think the whole family law arena is the most commonly cited problem from providers and survivors. I think a lot of it stems from the adversarial system that […]






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Stirring the Fire is dedicated to highlighting women around the world doing ground-shifting work and bringing their stories to you. We are excited to start including more local women doing similar work of this caliber. We recently interviewed Merril Cousin, Executive Director of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, asking her about the depth […]






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By Photographer Michael Costa Staring out of a car window as we drive to the east coast village of Hoang Hoa, a district located about 21 kilometers outside Thanh Hoa, one could feel like a tourist, looking out a window with eyes glazed over as scenes of a country village begin to unfold.  Yet, I […]






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By Alice Reeves There are language barriers, and then there are language barriers.  So often overseas many of us seem to muddle by with a combination of badly pronounced phrases that are apparently hilarious to locals, and a copious amount of wild gesticulation.  And maybe I am speaking for myself here, but it is definitely very rarely […]






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By Photographer Michael Costa What seems like worlds apart, in reality isn’t.  That is my philosophy as I embrace the Vietnamese culture here in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam. This being my first trip outside the United States, the anticipation has become reality. A team of 6 individuals have come together with one common goal: to make […]






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Photos by Nancy Barnhart of Barnhart Photography What is Women’s Wellness and Integrated Social Health? WWISH is an organization I founded in 2008 that offers support to women, who are  or have been incarcerated, and who are facing adversity, crisis and transition.  Through workshops and my workbook, I help women understand their own power to […]






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Stoic at Eight

Our founder, Phil Borges, along with two Volunteer Production Assistants, Rachel Gray and Catherine Cussaguet, are currently in Nepal working with Resurge International.  The organization does incredible work to provide free reconstructive surgeries for the poor and builds year-round medical access in underserved areas.   We will post their stories throughout the coming week.   Story by Rachel Gray Patients from […]






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Our founder, Phil Borges, along with two Volunteer Production Assistants, Rachel Gray and Catherine Cussaguet, are currently in Nepal working with Resurge International.  The organization does incredible work to provide free reconstructive surgeries for the poor and builds year-round medical access in underserved areas.   We will post their stories throughout the coming week.   Written by Rachel Gray The […]






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Our founder, Phil Borges, along with two Volunteer Production Assistants, Rachel Gray and Catherine Cussaguet, are currently in Nepal working with Resurge International.  The organization does incredible work to provide free reconstructive surgeries for the poor and builds year-round medical access in underserved areas.   We will post their stories throughout the coming week.   Written […]






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The following is a guest post from our Social Documentary Training participants Michele Zousmer, Michael J. Costa and Sara Begley. “Oh the stories I could tell you about Syreeta,“ Antoinette jokingly mused about her daughter. “From inviting every neighbor child in for dinner to the year she gave away the Thanksgiving turkey straight out of […]






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